WMB 86 North Pennines Classic Ride
32km (20 miles), 981m (3219ft) of climbing, 4-6 hours ride time.
Navigation issues: the moors are a place where even skilled navigators can lose their way. With few landmarks and a mix of trails on the ground - often unrelated to bridleways on the map - it's easy to go wrong. Get used to reading contour lines and looking for the shape of the land from the map, especially spurs, summits and valleys, as this will help you find your way.
There are no decent guidebooks to this area so if you want to explore, get an OS map and a compass and be bold. If you want a big challenge then Cross Fell is not far away. That's the highest peak on the Pennine Way, and you can loop round it from this side; if you're ready for a huge descent into the Eden Valley then climb back over Hartside Pass.by Matt_Skinner